Acenar

17 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
78% of 14 votes say it's celiac friendly
146 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Wow!!! I got to have chips!! They have GF chips and non GF chips. Just ask!! There are many items on the menu to choose from and our server was super knowledgeable!! But really…. Chips!!! I’m super sensitive and did not get sick!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated yesterday read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Server told us *after* we ate that chips are made in a shared fryer. Chicken tenders are fried in the same oil. Menu has chips labeled gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 days ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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I am GF and DF. The server knew exactly what I could eat. We got Paradilla for 2 with beef, shrimp, chicken, carnitas, spicy sausage. It was amazing. Menu marked with GF symbol. They also have chips and salsa I could eat. Great food great service.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Side salad
Nachos with Beef
Gluten-Free at Acenar
GF Chips (from outside supplier) - Housemade chips not GF
Salsa
Queso de la Casa
Corn Tortillas
Cochinita Pibil / Roast Pork
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

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We went twice over the weekend. I got the bean and cheese nachos w/chicken and had no reaction. The waitstaff was very kind and understanding, and the nachos were simple, but delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Items mark as GF on menu. Good food. Some confusion between GF menu and server knowledge. I followed the servers recommendation, not the menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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maybe it was an off night or different staff from COVID. I ordered the skirt steak that stated it was GF. It came out very quickly and I was assured it was safe. I didn’t think the food was that great and I got sick afterward from what seems like cross contamination.

May be worth trying based on other reviews, but not a great experience for me

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and lots of options. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful with making substitutions. Everything I ate was wonderful.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Several gf options clearly marked on the menu. My server was very knowledgeable. He even brought freshly made corn tortillas to our table.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Glad for the reviews about the chips so we would know to ask for GF ones. Food was good and we stuck to the ones marked GF. They had a chocolate mousse/flourless chocolate cake that my teens devoured. No ill effects after eating here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was amazing but unfortunately, I was very sick after eating here. I ordered the cheese and verde enchilada. Our server knew what celiac was and double checked with the chef to ensure they could be made gf. I’m sure this was just a cross contamination issue but just be cautious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Informed staff of allergy. Ordered guacamole appetizer. Was informed after eating that the chips were not gluten free. Sick for 12 hours. Would not recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The food was so good! We appreciate server John, he took great care of us. I’m so glad we took a chance here. Best meals we had while visiting the area.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food and the server was very knowledgeable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They were so nice and so careful. Brought gf chips for the table and the food was delicious, even got a gf dessert.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We enjoyed our experience. Good food at a fair price on the Riverwalk. Gluten free menu items are clearly marked. Slow service but overall a nice time.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Visited here for lunch earlier today and the food was delicious and gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable and food is prepared under supervision of a chef knowledgeable about food allergies. I had no issues as a celiac and plan on visiting again very soon.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Gf chips and salsa standard, 1st order is free but refill is $4. Beef fajitas were gf with corn tortillas. They recently changed brands of ice cream, so the waitress was unsure if it was gf or not.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff understood exactly what Celiacs is and directed me to what I could eat. No reaction. The food was ok. The rice and beans are very good but enchiladas were mediocre. The chips are safe too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were awesome. Menu clearly marked. Lots of options. We had the snapper adobo style, guacamole, and Pazole soup. So amazing we came back for a second meal before heading back to Detroit. The house made chips are NoT gluten feee so be careful. Staff very knowledgeable

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and our food was excellent. There are 2 kinds of corn chips. The house made ones are not gf so be sure to ask ..... it is not 100% gf restaurant so you are not 100% safe but pretty close! I’d go back again

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food. Knowledgable staff who clarified chips come from an offsite location with a dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The menu is marked with gluten free options, and the chips at the table are gf. The server was able to ask the chef to make items on the children’s gluten free as well. The food was a little dry though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I had a great experience here! They brought out GF chips for the salsa when I told them I was gluten free with celiac. Everything was delicious and to die for. We got the guacamole with GF chips as an appetizer and it was yummy! For my entree, I got the vegetarian enchiladas. I also have a dairy allergy, and the veggies on the inside are typically pan fried in butter but they pan fried them in oil for me and omitted cheese. The food runner double checked with the chef to ensure my enchiladas were GF & DF as he got nervous that they were not when he ran them out. Turns out, they were safe! Everything was so tasty and I can’t wait to go back next time I’m in San Antonio! BONUS: if you sit on the patio, you get a pretty view overlooking the riverwalk.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Ordered the gluten free lime fish and as my son started to take a bite of the house made chips that come with it the server came by and told him to immediately stop, that those weren't gluten free. My question then is why was the dish listed as gluten free? Thank goodness my son didn't eat it. She asked if he wanted to take to chips away but it already touched his main food so we opted for him to not eat here which is unfortunate as this place had great reviews.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The menu is listed with GF, Vegetarian, and meals in which there are nuts. Appetizers, entrees and even desserts are GF! Friendly, knowledgable staff, and right on the Riverwalk.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good number of choices, mediocre food. Lovely patio and tasty margarita.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They did not gluten us. Food was ok.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of great choices for me and my daughter. Our waitress very helpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. All of the food was delicious, and I had no allergic reactions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amaaaazing!! Had the fish tacos for dinner and the Mexican chocolate mousse for dessert! 10/10 recommend both. Thorton/ Angel was very helpful and very nice! He double checked with the chef that everything I ordered was in fact gluten free !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Menu clearly marked gf. Fairly good selection of gf options. Service was good and food very good.

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Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing food, totally authentic. Two types of chips, so be sure to ask for the gluten free ones. Waiter and chef very knowledgeable. Great location on the River Walk. Loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options including three desserts. Traditional Mexican food. Reservation recommended. Staff very celiac aware

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve had a lot of fish tacos, but these may have topped the charts. We had fish & shrimp tacos & were obsessed with both. The chips & salsa were also yummy & totally gluten free. Would come back in a heart beat because this place is soooo yummy! Also, didn’t have any reaction at all.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing! The menu clearly states what can be made gluten free, and the Chipotle Chicken is to die for!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge gf menu! The server assured me that the chips could be fried in a gf fryer. The tacos are served on soft corn tortillas if you order them gf. The server did note that there's an error on the menu and the crepe dessert is NOT actually gf. Their patio overlooking the river walk is beautiful!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome food!!! I have not had mexican food that good in a long time and did not get sick. The corn tortillas and baked cheese were excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Extensive GF menu for a Mexican restaurant. Staff and chef very knowledgeable. GF chips are not made in house- bought from a facility that does NOT produce any wheat products. House made chips are NOT GF- so make double sure they bring the correct GF chips when you order. Corn tortillas are Xanthan Gum free. Dedicated fryer for all GF fried orders. I am an EXTREMELY sensitive Celiac and had NO issues here. Highly, Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Their regular menu had their gluten free/vegan/vegetarian options on it. I had the chicken tacos with rice and black beans. I also had the table side guacamole, the chips they bring out with the salsa ARE gluten free, but the chips they bring out with the table side quac are NOT GF. I asked if we could just have more of the gluten free chips with the table side quac and they were very accommodating and wonderful. Will be going back!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very good food and the staff was knowable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Food was very bland. The waiter was not very knowledgeable. I informed him of a gluten allergy and then he asked if I wanted flour tortillas. I didn't get sick from the food, but it wasn't very good at all. I probably won't go back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Many gf items clearly marked on menu. For a restaurant on the Riverwalk, the ambiance was not so great. We sat outside on patio which was located half way between street level and Riverwalk. Not a very welcoming space. Food was ok, not great. We were still glad to find a place that offered gf options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great experience here! The menu is marked as to which items can be made GF. Both the manager and server were very knowledgeable about what could be tweaked for our needs. We also have egg and dairy allergies in our family as well. I had the Cochinita Pibil and the rest of my family opted for shrimp tacos. The margaritas were very good as well.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly marked items on menu as gluten free. The food itself was alright, not the best mexican food I've ever had. My wife really enjoyed her dish, mine was pretty standard. I had a good gluten-free experience I would say, but nothing to make me want to immediately come back for more. Waiter was very nice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Ok food and service. Amazing menu choices built into the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh I must vote for the shrimp tacos!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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